Instagram & Facebook Banned Andrew Tate

The self-described sexist was removed for violating Meta’s policies on ‘dangerous organizations and individuals.

Controversial online influencer and self-described misogynist Andrew Tate has been banned from Meta platforms Instagram and Facebook.

The former kickboxer and reality TV star was removed for violating Meta policies “on dangerous organizations and individuals”, the company confirmed by email.

Tate first rose to prominence after appearing on the TV show Big Brother in 2016, when he was removed from the series after a video of him beating a woman outside the show surfaced.

Since then, he has garnered backlash for his posts across social media, which domestic abuse charities have called “extreme misogyny”.

He stated on Twitter in 2017 that women belong in the home and that rape victims “bear responsibility” for their attack, after which Twitter permanently banned him from the platform.

"He has purported the idea that im [sic] anti women when nothing could be further from the truth,” he said, adding, he has donated to charities benefitting women. “I am genuinely innocent.”